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Those sophisticated chord progressions and harmonies remind me how much I have to learn about music -- so well constructed.
Great lyrics, production and everything else. Top-notch.


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Hello, Torrey Bliss...

I'm not an instrumentalist, which pretty much makes me a 'slave', so-to-speak, to BIAB. That causes me to be very appreciative of actual musicians' performance skills, which are wonderously abundant in your song, 'Why Do You Still Love Me?'

The melody, harmonies, and subtext of your lyrics are quite memorable, as once again you wrap the passion of your faith in the language of romantic love.

The result (to my ears, at least), is a song with a 'message' that is equally accessible to listeners who's hearts are enamored with either object of devotion, or both simultaneously.

That's a pretty neat accomplishment for a musician to achieve with his audience, I'm sure, because if the heart is pure, both kinds of love can be spiritually regenerative, reassuring, and rewarding.

Talk about 'crossover' appeal! You got it going on in a BIG way in your song.

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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hello Torrey,

As I told you before, your songs are very good, with strong choruses and lovely to listen to.
I have one 'but'; When your song started you builded up a very nice tension with the guitar.
So I expected 'an explosion' in your chorus. And it looked that way, but then you went down with your vocals.
That was a bit a pity for me, expecting that tsunami of sound.
I realized you could't do that in this song because of the message in your lyrics.
But it was you that gave me that expectation. You talked about a song in the Rock/Blues category.

Nevertheless it is a very nice song!
Hans


Thanks Hans!I contemplated doing a chorus with much more dynamic range in it but opted for the more reserved backing to not detract from the message in the song. I always appreciate your comments! T




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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
One word summary, "OUTSTANDING"!!!

Man, you are such a huge talent, Torrey! You have everything going on, great musician, singer, songwriter, arranger ... plus to top it all off, a super nice guy!

Excellent song, loved it.


I agree with everything Dave says!! ALWAYS love hearing your stuff and your feedback!! Take care. Greg

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Torrey,

Excellent from every angle.

A good write. Killer tracks. The subtle guitar rhythm tracks are perfectly done.
Those drums sound Great!! How did you process them? plug-ins?

Gorgeous vocals and BGVs.

And a gorgeous mix. Sweet guitar fills and leads!


How did you record the Peavey bass??? And how did you process that? (I have the same bass, I think. I've never considered trying to use it, but you've opened my eyes to the possibility...)

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Thanks Floyd! I had the drums on a stereo track in Studio One with no extra processing, just what was already there in BIAB. They were only enhanced by the eq and compression in the master stereo output for all the tracks. I think the binaural panning I have going on in the master chain helps bring them out a little more. I ran the Peavey Foundation dry with all knobs wide open into the interface and then it was ran through a bass preset in Guitar Rig 5 called "Precise Bottom". T




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Excellent all-around production.

Your guitar work is a stand out. Wow!

Vocals are great and the harmonies are exquisite.

Nice work.

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I went downstairs to do some domestic chores, and your melody was stuck in my head. smile

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Torrey...I hope you know what a major fan I am of your work...though I think I should say of your inspiration and talents...thanks for not hiding them under a bushel...as usual I love the song in everyway possible...nice bright contemporary sound and mix...you always produce a great balanced package for us to listen to...great vocals, super musicianship and thematically most excellent...I always look forward to your next one and have not been disappointed in anyway yet...come on Torrey you can disappoint us at least once, the rest of us have done our parts you can do it! Probably not...Loved it!


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Torrey, you are one very talented multi-instrumentalist! (I'm glad that you couldn't find any fitting RTs - you should play more often).

IMHO this is your best to date. Everything here is at a pro level.

Loved it.


Thanks Mario! I really like the convenience of just using the Realtracks and the slick sound they provide, but sometimes I'm not able to find the one that will do what I'm hearing in my head for a tune. I appreciate the comments! T




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Torrey,

Love your songwriting—no exception here . . . compelling Christian Rock tune. Has a very 80’s retro sound—dunno why but Duran/Duran comes to mind in terms of it’s sound. Vocal is just killer; great backing vocals in that chorus. Really well put together tune in all aspects. Outstanding!

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I like it!

A very nice write and your playing and vocals all are top notch.

Well done.

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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
What a stunning good song! Absolutely loved it!

Great work, Torrey!

Will


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Wow, I'm blown away that you played all the instruments except for the drums (good drummer by the way). The sound is so smooth and well mixed. Bravo. Nice song. Your vocals are smooth too. You remind me of Toto a little bit.

Good work.


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Ok...that was AWESOME! Trying to pick what I like best would be like trying to pick a favorite child...and you have a HUGE family here!

Have you ever considered joining some Pink Floyd fan sites/pages/groups and getting this music out there? I have a feeling they would LOVE it!!

Stunning job!


One weird question, was all you used from BIAB was the drums, or am I readying that wrong? Either way, WOW!


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Oh, yeah, you got it, Torrey! Your talent has no bounds. Yes, the backing tracks are awesome --the perfect bed for such a good melody and excellent vocals. This would be one of my favorite album cuts from your greatest hits --a 3-disc endeavor. You always post the most professionally sounding productions.


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Loved the song. You have a good grasp on vox doubles.

Well done


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Torrey, there is no need to parse this out.

It is outstanding in the most epic manner.

The amount of talent to do all those vocal and instrumental
tracks is simply overwhelming.

We would think that this would be a tremendous song
in the P&W market.

No need to say more other than we most enjoyed it.

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Wow Torrey this one is a keeper. What a cool song. One of my favorites. Super vocal and harmonies. Mix was perfect. Guitar was awesome as well..


Thanks so much Scott for all those kind words! I appreciate it! T




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Modern sound. I've often echoed the sentiment of the song in my thoughts (I imagine many have), but you actually articulate it in a contemporary, modern, effective guise. I love it.

And your playing: top, top notch. Effort put it or not, to get to this stage: the end result sounds effortless and phenomenal - that's what matters, right?

A serious bravo for your achievement ... genuinely love it and appreciate it.


Thanks James for taking time to listen and comment! I appreciate it! T




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Torrey

Amazing. Stunning musicianship throughout. Great vocal and lovely work on the Backing vocals.

Superb guitar throughout (and all the instruments).

You've excelled yourself.

Peter


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